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Resources for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

We've compiled a list of books, products, programs, and other resources especially for teachers of the visually impaired, and the students and families they serve.

Just Enough to Know Better  
 
 
 
Best Practices in Creating Tactile Graphics  
 
 
 
Nemeth Reference Sheets  
 
 
 
UEB Reference Sheets for math  
 
 
 
Braille Spelling Dictionary  
 
 
 
Because Books Matter  
 
 
 
Because Pictures Matter  
 
 
 
Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids  
 
 
 
Unified English Braille Symbols Chart  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Braille Alphabet Cards  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
the louis braille classroom poster  
 
 
 
Braille for the Sighted  
 
 
 
logos for NBP programs, readbooks, great expectations,  
     

logos for NBP programs, readbooks, great expectations,  
     
Just Enough to Know Better  
 
 
 
Because Books Matter  
 
 
 
Because Pictures Matter  
 
 
 
Getting Ready for College Begins in Third Grade  
 
 
 
Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids  
 
 
 
Braille for the Sighted  
 
 
 
Braille Alphabet Cards  
     

Braille Spelling Dictionary  
 
 
 
big book of braille puzzles  
  • The Big Book of Braille Puzzles:
  • 50 Searches, Anagrams, and Ladders to Help You Master Braille
  • By Eileen Curran, M.Ed.
  • Braille: $20.00
  • Large Print: $15.00
  • Or get both for $28.00

 
 
 
magnetic letters  
 
 
 
Tactile Alphabet Letters and Numbers  
 
 
 
Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes  
 
 
 
book cover for the Farm

 

book cover for Tactile Book of Dinosaurs

 

book cover for Tactile Landmarks shows the empire state building
 
 
 
 
C Is for Consent  
  • C Is for Consent
  • This age-appropriate primer on consent shows how consent works and what good boundaries look like. Kids are shown that it's okay to say no to hugs and kisses, and that what happens to their body is up to them.
  • Print/Braille Board Book: $15.00
 
 
 
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones  
 
 
 
Little Blue Truck cover  
 
 
 
book cover for Hands On Science Activities

 

book cover for Out-of-Sight Science Experiments
 
 
 
 
book cover for what's the point of math  
 
 
 
book cover for stir it up  
 
 
 
book cover for touch the stars  
 
 
 
book cover for Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman  
 
 
 
book cover for Who's Afraid of Braille Music?

 

book cover for How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Ed.
 
 
 
 
book cover for onion satire book  
 
 
 
book cover for script of almost maine

 

book cover for script of check please

 

book cover for script of the lottery
 
  • Play Scripts
  • Note: As part of our mission to promote equal access in education and community life, National Braille Press is pleased to make popular play scripts available in braille. These are the actual scripts that are used in school and community theater productions.

  • Almost, Maine
  • By John Cariani
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • By Joseph Kesserling
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • Check Please
  • By Jonathan Rand
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • The Crucible
  • By Arthur Miller
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • The Lottery
  • By Shirley Jackson, Dramatized by Brainerd Duffield
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • By William Shakespeare, adapted by Claudia Haas
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • Our Town
  • By Thornton Wilder
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • By Sherman Sergel and Reginald Rose
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
 
 
 
Nutrition SparkChart  
  • SparkCharts Study Guides
  • SparkCharts by SparkNotes are brief, to-the-point study companions and reference tools that cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects. Outlines, summaries, and tables cover key points and make difficult concepts easier to digest.

  • Nutrition SparkChart
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
  • Weights and Measures SparkChart
  • Braille or BRF (electronic braille): starting at $12.00
 
 
 
book cover for Periodic Table of Elements  
 
 
 
book cover for It's Perfectly Normal (2021 Edition)  
 
 
 
book cover for Crash Course for the SAT, 5th Ed.  
 
 
 
logos for NBP programs, readbooks, great expectations,  
     

book cover for the runaway bunny  

Welcome to the only Children's Braille Book Club featuring a new print/braille book every month!

See our list of recent and upcoming Book Club Selections!

 
 
 
great expectations banner

great expectations banner

great expectations banner
  The Great Expectations Program

Great Expectations brings popular picture books to life using a multi-sensory approach — songs, tactile play, picture descriptions, body movement, engaged listening — all designed to promote active reading experiences for children with visual impairments. Each of the eight books in the series is accompanied by 100% free online activities made especially for blind kids.

Start by selecting a book in the series, then click through to purchase the book and discover hours of activities!

For a free look at some of our favorite multi-sensory activities from the Great Expectations Program, get a copy of Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids.

Grumpy Monkey

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money

Measuring Penny

Amazing Grace

Iggy Peck, Architect

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

The Day the Crayons Quit

Dragons Love Tacos
 
 
 
readbooks book bag and contents  

National Braille Press distributes FREE braille book bags to families with blind and visually impaired children, ages birth to seven, across the U.S. and Canada. The distribution process is a collaborative effort with educators and early intervention professionals. Read more about ReadBooks, and sign up for your free book bag!

Note: Limited to one braille book bag per blind child per lifetime.

     
 
 
 
tvi braille ignition kits logo, an awl with braille dots  

These free kits contain materials supporting braille and tactile literacy in addition to topics like assistive technology. The kits are designed for TVIs of all experience levels, from veterans to paraprofessionals who are just getting started.

There are four different kits available:

  • The Braille Resources Kit
  • The Tactile Graphics Kit
  • The Assistive Technology Kit
  • The Math & Science Kit
  • Note that there are a limited number of kits available each year. This year, we will be distributing a total of 1,400 kits.

         

    the louis braille classroom poster  
     
     
     
    the braille me  
    • The Braille Me
    • A refreshable braille reader, by Innovision
    • $515.00 plus s/h
     
     
     
    the tactile caliper  
     
     
     
    Slate and Stylus  
     
     
     
    Braille Measuring Cups and Spoons  
     
     
     
    Braille Alphabet Cards  
     
     
     
    The thinking emoji  
     
     
     
    The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book  
     
     
     
    Totally Silly Jokes